A man of the people. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders remains America’s most popular politician and should run for president in 2020, suggests Alex Roarty of McClathy DC Bureau. During his 2016 election campaign, Sanders set a precedent of values and policies, which resonated heavily with Americans and other politicians are now adopting. Crucially, he maintains a strong network of donors and supporters all over the country, which would bolster a second campaign. The way in which Sanders was edged aside during the Democratic primary incensed voters and shored up their solidarity with him. His support would be unwavering come 2020.
Let's avoid a one-man-show. Bernie Sanders running for president would risk the Democratic Party becoming overly reliant on his star-power, which could be detrimental to its overall growth, theorizes Sarah Jones. He has set a movement in motion that has swayed American politics to the left, but has yet to encompass the Democratic Party. Obama’s own movement suffered once he left it. Sanders’ policies aren't infallible, falling short on gun control and foreign policy. By taking on a different role and letting another candidate rise, Sanders can aid the long-term transformation and success of the Democratic Party.